- Commodore: John Taylor
- Vice Commodore: Howard Richardson
- Rear Commodore: Jeremy Taylor
The Surrey town of Oxted, 40 miles from the nearest stretch of sea, is the last place you’d expect to find an offshore sailing club. But here we are!
Oxted Offshore was set up in 2001 by local sailors Henry Moore, Lawrence Nicholls and Roger Cornish as an informal get-together in the pub to exchange seafaring experiences. Today the club has almost 100 members, and all are invited to get together once a month to mull over every aspect of sailing and to plan adventures at sea.
The membership includes all levels of experience from Yachtmasters through to those just starting out and eager to learn. Many of the members have their own boats and the meetings provide a good opportunity for skippers to find crew and for crew to find someone to sail with.
Casting off from the pontoon is a club priority, so we organise several events throughout the year including rallies for members that often includes a charter or two for non boat owners. We have also chartered boats for entry in such events such as the exhilarating Round the Island Race in July.
Social events are an integral part of the club. There is an informal social meeting once a month, occasionally with an added dimension! Dates and venue details are on our Calendar page. We have an annual dinner where an eclectic array of trophies are awarded to celebrate members’ achievements over the past year. We also brave the freezing cold for an annual Christmas lunch at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes.
Hope to see you soon!